Category Archives: Food

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Sweet Rotisserie

I have been feeling a little bad about my Rotisserie Chicken Showdown, a little bit like a hypocrite. I mean, it is easy to criticize someone else’s efforts, but had I ever made a rotisserie chicken, or a rotisserie anything … Continue reading

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Mistura – Follow Up

I just posted a new addition to the Rotisserie Chicken Showdown about Mistura, the Peruvian Rotisserie on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.  I went there a couple weeks ago with my friend, Mark Fisher, and . . . WOWWIE! The rotisserie … Continue reading

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Spinach Stuffing

When I was a kid, my mom never made bread-based stuffing on Thanksgiving.  She made the recipe below, sometimes in the turkey, sometimes not so much. Once I saw the turkey liver lemon juice in the recipe, I figured it … Continue reading

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NYT Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

Here is a really good recipe for Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts.  These things are popping up everywhere and I love them.  I am in the process of tweaking this receipe to suit my tastes. I also tried basamically roasting just the cloves … Continue reading

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Mistura

Okay, just in time.  One new to me rotisserie.    Just so you know, I have not tried it yet, but intend to do so very soon.  It is called Mistura, on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. It’s a Peruvian rotisserie. I am not … Continue reading

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Paella Wednesday with Kitchen on Fire

Okay, this has been a really busy month. As an indication of how busy, I have not written about the cooking class I took on the 20th of August. Again, the teacher was Chef Kevin Hogan (his blog here) and again … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Peppers

Last week I took some friends to a great endofseason tomato tasting at the Tomato Ladies’ new digs, in front of the old Oakland train station. (If you have not seen this building, get out there. It’s beautiful.) There were a … Continue reading

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Rotisserie Chicken Showdown

Okay.  I just don’t get it.  How hard can it be to make a good rotisserie chicken? I mean, you pack some powder (let’s call it rub for lack of an official, technical term) on a dead, featherless bird, skewer … Continue reading

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Kitchen on Fire

Okay, so, last Friday I did something totally different for me and took a cooking class at Kitchen on Fire.  KoF is a company that does cooking classes, with chefs as instructors. Their offices are in Berkeley and have two … Continue reading

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Godfather Pasta

I have a friend who is a film historian. He knows so much about movies and the people who made them that it is intimidating sometimes. A large number of years ago I was having dinner with him and his wife … Continue reading

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